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Alan Alexander Milne (Алан Александр Милн)


At the Zoo


There are lions and roaring tigers,
and enormous camels and things,
There are biffalo-buffalo-bisons,
and a great big bear with wings.
There's a sort of a tiny potamus,
and a tiny nosserus too -
But I gave buns to the elephant
when I went down to the Zoo!

There are badgers and bidgers and bodgers,
and a Super-in-tendent's House,
There are masses of goats, and a Polar,
and different kinds of mouse,
And I think there's a sort of a something
which is called a wallaboo -
But I gave buns to the elephant
when I went down to the Zoo!

If you try to talk to the bison,
he never quite understands;
You can't shake hands with a mingo -
he doesn't like shaking hands.
And lions and roaring tigers
hate saying, "How do you do?" -
But I give buns to the elephant
when I go down to the Zoo! 



Alan Alexander Milne's other poems:
  1. УединениеSolitude
  2. The Christening
  3. The Dormouse and the Doctor
  4. Jonathan Jo
  5. Twinkletoes


Poems of other poets with the same name (Стихотворения других поэтов с таким же названием):

  • William Thackeray (Уильям Теккерей) At the Zoo ("First I saw the white bear, then I saw the black")

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